Events in year of 1669

  • 02-01French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
  • 03-11Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
  • 03-25Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
  • 06-19Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as King
  • 07-06LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
  • 07-21John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved
  • 12-201st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery
  • 12-31France and Brandenburg sign secret treaty

People born in year of 1669

  • 02-01Miguel Lopez: Composer
  • 02-02Louis Marchand: Composer
  • 02-16Arnold Boonen: Dutch portrait painter
  • 06-24Francois van Aerssen: Dutch Vice-Admiral (Suriname / Algeria)
  • 06-30Mauritius Vogt: Composer
  • 07-04Alexander von Papenhoven: Flemish religious sculptor
  • 08-24Alessandro Marcello: Composer
  • 11-23Johann K Amman: Swiss / Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)

People died in year of 1669

  • 01-19Leo Allatios: Greek / Italian Theologist / literary, dies at about 82
  • 01-27Gaspar de Crayer: Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • 02-01Abandoned child: Huygens friend Poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 31
  • 02-23Lieuwe van Aitzema: Frisian historian, dies at 68
  • 03-23Philipp Buchner: Composer, dies at 54
  • 05-02Pieter Jansz Post: Master builder (Waag, Gouda), dies at 61
  • 05-16Pietro da Cortona [Berrettini]: Painter / architect
  • 05-16Reyer Anslo: Writer / poet, dies at about 42
  • 05-20Joris van der Hagen: Landscape painter
  • 05-24Pieter Cuypers: South Netherlands lawyer, dies at 48
  • 06-18Abraham Crijnssen: Swiss Admiral, conquered Suriname
  • 07-29Christopher Simpson: Composer
  • 10-14Antonio Cesti: Composer, dies at 46
  • 11-05John Coccejus: German / Netherlands reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • 11-06Laurentius Erhard: Composer, dies at 71
  • 11-20Arnold Geulincx: South Netherlands philosopher (Cholera), dies at 45
  • 12-09Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi]: Ital Pope (1667-69)

Events in year of 1670

  • 02-14Roman Catholic Emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • 02-17France and Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
  • 02-27Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
  • 04-29Pope Clemens X elected
  • 05-02King Charles II charters Hudson Bay Company
  • 07-25Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
  • 07-25Vienna Austria expels Jews
  • 12-31France and England sign Boyne-treaty

People born in year of 1670

  • 02-10Norbert van Flowers [Cephalus]: Flemish painter
  • 02-10William Congreve: England, United Kingdom -- Writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • 02-14Georg Gabriel Schutz: Composer
  • 04-24Christian Ludwig Boxberg: Composer
  • 05-12August II [the Strong One]: King of Poland (355 children)
  • 07-18Giovanni Battista Bononcini: Italian (opera)composer

People died in year of 1670

  • 01-03George Monck: English General, dies at 61
  • 01-21Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan: French playwright, dies at 80
  • 02-09Frederik III: King of Denmark / Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
  • 04-23Loreto Vittori: Composer, dies at 69
  • 05-24Ferdinand II: Ruler of Toscane, dies at 59
  • 11-10Geory Horn [Hornius]: Theologist / historian, dies at about 50
  • 11-15Jan A Comenius [Komensky]: Czech / Netherlands educator / philosopher
  • 12-16Dorothy: 1st English Marquis of Halifax